Sermon – God is Choosing You – June 18, 2017

Sermon – God is Choosing You June 18, 2017, Second Sunday after Pentecost Today is Father’s Day – what a wonderful coincidence given what I would like to share with you today! We are living in an era obsessed with choice; we assume choice is our natural right and are allergic to any hints or ideas that seem to threaten it. In an interesting discussion on public radio on Tuesday about how theater is currently depicting the political situation in our country, a professor said that we seem to have entered a period of time in which we are seeing…

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Circling the Wagons – January 16, 2017

AAUW Presentation Martin Luther King Day, January 16, 2017 Grand Rapids, MN Circling the Wagons: Why We Protect Ourselves from Change and What to Do About It Introduction In this presentation I hope to address some aspects of the biology, culture, and psycho-spirituality of our relationship to change in society, especially in regard to people different from ourselves.  I plan to talk about some of the myths that get in the way of living freely and heartily in a time of change and suggest ways to broaden the nature of our relationships to ourselves, others, and the world at large.…

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November 14th, 2015 – retreat info

Mind-Body Integration:  Coming Home With Sylvia Olney MA LMFT Ph.D. Grand Rapids, MN Saturday, November 14th, 2015 Life in the US today exacts a steep cost in terms of chronic stress which contributes to every form of illness as well as alienation from ourselves and others.  And yet, the knowledge for the creation of wellness, personal integration, and the experience of community and the sacred exists closer to ourselves than we might imagine! Come spend a day with Dr. Sylvia Olney, Minnesota state licensed psychotherapist, healer, and author, in a country setting in rural Minnesota, and experience a healing day…

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